What is angiography and how is it done?

What is angiography and how is it done?

Angiography is a type of X-ray used to check blood vessels. Blood vessels do not show clearly on a normal X-ray, so a special dye needs to be injected into your blood first. This highlights your blood vessels, allowing your doctor to see any problems. The X-ray images created during angiography are called angiograms.

Why angiography is needed?

Why do we do an angiogram? When blood vessels are blocked, damaged or abnormal in any way, chest pain, heart attack, stroke, or other problems may occur. Angiography helps your physician determine the source of the problem and the extent of damage to the blood vessel segments that are being examined.

Is an angiography painful?

Will an angiogram hurt? Neither test should hurt. For the conventional angiogram you’ll have some local anaesthetic injected in your wrist through a tiny needle, and once it’s numb a small incision will be made, in order to insert the catheter.

Is it safe to do angiography?

Angiography is generally a safe procedure, but minor side effects are common and there’s a small risk of serious complications. You’ll only have the procedure if the benefits outweigh any potential risk. Speak to your doctor about the risks with having angiography.

What is angiography cost?

The cost of Coronary Angiography depends upon multiple factors and ranges from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 1,30,000 in Bangalore. Minimum price in Bangalore starts from Rs.8,000. Average cost in Bangalore is approximately Rs.25,000. Maximum charges in Bangalore is up to Rs.1,30,000.

Who needs angiography?

Your doctor may recommend that you have a coronary angiogram if you have: Symptoms of coronary artery disease, such as chest pain (angina) Pain in your chest, jaw, neck or arm that can’t be explained by other tests. New or increasing chest pain (unstable angina)

What is the cost of angiography?

Angiography in India

City Average Price Price Upto
Hyderabad Rs. 18818.00 Rs. 40000.00
Kolkata Rs. 21284.00 Rs. 67000.00
Mumbai Rs. 35126.00 Rs. 210000.00
New Delhi Rs. 19925.00 Rs. 55000.00

Can angiography cause death?

It has been reported that death after coronary angiography is rare (0.02%). Left main coronary artery lesion, advanced age, multivessel disease, heart failure, aortic stenosis and renal failure are reported as the risk factors causing sudden death after coronary angiography.

What is an angiogram for heart?

A coronary angiogram is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart’s blood vessels. The test is generally done to see if there’s a restriction in blood flow going to the heart. Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as heart (cardiac) catheterizations.